My work with clients often involves a focus on improving their sleep hygiene. About half of the clients I see struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep or sleeping too lightly. Kids and teens especially need to get adequate sleep! Sleep deficits can lead to problems with cognitive functioning, memory, weight, and overall health. Current research suggests that it may take months of regular sleep sleep to recover from sleep debt (don't expect teens to recover on the weekend!).
I frequently share my own sleep story with clients- All though high school, college and graduate school I napped for an hour midday , and this was after sleeping 9-10 hours at night! As an intern in graduate school I tried neurofeedback training to help my competitive surfing at the suggestion of my supervisor. Within 7 sessions I stopped napping completely and woke up in the mornings feeling alert and refreshed. To this day I am so thankful for how neurofeedback training has improved my quality o sleep!!